Rockin' around the nation for the 18th straight year, The Van's Warped Tour will be returning this summer with two dates in the Pacific Northwest.Although the dates listed say Seattle and Portland and the actual venues haven't been confirmed, The Gorge in George, WA and Washington County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro, OR have been the venues of choice for the past couple years for Warped. I wish more bands would realize that the Gorge is NOT Seattle, but whatever... just come and rock out.

Warped Tour 2012 is starting to shape up as 7 more bands were announced today bringing the total to 31 for the day. Tickets will go on pre-sale beginning April 6th, but in all honesty I think you could probably walk up and buy a ticket day of. Plus you know 97 Rock will be hooking up the free stubs. Make sure you are an Extended Family VIP member and be watching this summer to get your free tickets.

Here are a few of the bands I'm looking forward to seeing this year at DAA GORGE...including Dead Sara, who is currently battling with Anchored in our Friday Night Fight this week!

After The Burial

Dead Sara

Every Time I Die

Hyro Da Hero

Impending Doom

Memphis May Fire

Rise To Remain

(Bruce Dickinson's kid on vocals)

The Ghost Inside

Tomorrow's Bad Seeds